How to Keep Your Kids Hydrated During Halloween Festivities

Oct 12 2017

A little girl in costume at a pumpkin patch drinking a pumpkin smoothie.
There are so many fun activities to do in Idaho, especially near Boise and Meridian! It’s just a matter of knowing where to look. Are you and your kids looking for an old-fashioned corn maze? Maybe you’d rather have something more relaxing, like taking a stroll past a variety of fun and creative scarecrows. Regardless of which activity you’re going for, it’s important to stay hydrated. Here are some of our top Halloween spots and some tips on how you can encourage your kids to drink more water while on the go:

Linder Farms

Looking for a great corn maze? Look no farther than Linder Farms in Meridian. Not only is there a maze, there’s also hayrides, a petting zoo, pedal tractors, a giant slide, and more! To make paying for the activities easier for the parents, you can purchase tokens for $1 each and use them however you’d like! With tokens, you can choose to ride on small rides, bounce in a bounce house, or feed animals in the petting zoo.

Play Hard, Drink More Water

There are so many activities to do when going to Linder Farms, so it’s important to bring water to stay hydrated. Bringing your own water can save money and the environment, too! Also, soda, juice, and hot chocolate can actually make your kids more dehydrated than if they didn’t have a drink at all. So, bring plenty of refreshing water to keep your kids happy and healthy!

Hours
Monday – Thursday
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Address
7165 S. Linder Road
Meridian, ID 83642

Zoo Boise Spooktacular

Check out the annual Zoo Boise Spectacular! The zoo puts on a walking tour designed specifically for younger kids. Some of the activities include a blacklight Halloween dance party, a magic show, obstacle course, and mascot meet-and-greets. While most of the zoo animal exhibits won’t be open, there are a few animal encounters as part of the tour! If you have young kids, this is the perfect weekend activity!

Drinking Water is Part of the Fun

If you’re at the blacklight dance, it may be hard to convince your kids to stop for a second and take a break. If that’s the case, try to make drinking water a game. Challenge them to drink to a certain point on their cup before they are able to go back to dancing or encourage them to refill their cup (depending on the size of the cup) a certain amount of times throughout the night.

Date
October 13-15 and October 20-22

Hours
Friday-Saturday
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Sunday
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Address
355 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83716

Scarecrow Stroll

The Scarecrow Stroll is a cute activity for all ages at Idaho’s Botanical Garden. It’s like going to a parade of scarecrows, and you can even vote on your favorite! This activity is perfect for those kids who would rather walk than run and it can also give you a great time to talk and laugh as you pick out the best parts of each scarecrow display.

Sip, Walk, and Talk

Because there will be less running around at the scarecrow stroll (it is called a stroll, after all), bring a fun cup or bottle that your child can carry with them to drink water at their leisure. Small handles or a spout lid can make it easier for small hands to drink and carry. Even better, let your child pick out a cup at the store and have it be “their” cup as they are more likely to want to drink out of it if they have “ownership.”

Date
October 1 – October 31

Hours
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday – Sunday
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Address
2355 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83702

Want to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water This Halloween Season?

Many kids are picky eaters, which means they’re picky drinkers too. If you want your kids to drink more water this Halloween, you have to make sure that your water tastes good. Rather than going out and buying water bottles every time you want your kid to drink more water, save money and time with a water softener and water purifier! They can help keep your water clean while still providing a refreshing, great taste that your kids will love!